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VOA Interviews: Kundeling Thupten, Tibetan Opera Artist

Kundeling Thupten is perhaps one of the most accomplished Ache Lhamo performers living today. A passionate artist and advocate of this unique Tibetan performing art tradition, he has performed in countless Lhamo productions over the past six decades, and has worked tirelessly in training exile Tibetan youth in the art. At age 80, Kundeling Thupten still performs on occasion and continues to teach Tibetan opera, a tradition which he fears could be lost in the future.